Genetic Engineering for Plant Protection
Methods, State of the Art and Applications
Technology Assessment of Pest Resistant Transgenic Plants Report 1
Scope of the Report
This report describes the state of technology development in genetic
engineering for plant protection. It focusses on development and
applications of genetically altered plants resistant to pests and diseases.
In addition, the subject of transgenic viruses and bacteria engineered for
use as biological pesticides are briefly discussed.
The report forms a part of the project "Technology Assessment of Pest
Resistant Transgenic Crops" organized by the Agency BATS and serves
as a general overview of current and possible future developments.
Following reports will deal with other issues related to the use of
transgenic crops such as product safety, ecological effects, impacts
on agriculture, and economic aspects.
Table of Contents
Genetic Engineering for Plant Protection - Summary
1 Introduction: Crop Production and Crop Losses
2 Methods of Plant Breeding
3 State of the Art Genetic Engineering for Plant Protection
4 Releases and Comniercialization - Safety Aspects
Appendix I: Glossary of basic genetic terms
Appendix II: Genetic Engineering for Plant Protection: References